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Openly Gay Leader: Boy Scouts Won't Exist If Discrimination Continues

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Brian Peffly about how Robert Gates called the ban on openly gay adult leaders unsustainable. Peffly's scouting membership was revoked because he is openly gay.
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Players' Costs May Be A Factor In Why Tennis Leads Golf In Diversity

Venus and Serena Williams have inspired thousands of young African-Americans to learn and play tennis, and brought racial diversity to the sport. Has golf benefited in the same way from Tiger Woods?
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Mechanical Turk Workers: Secret Cogs In The Internet Marketplace

There are hundreds of thousands of people doing stuff to your Internet experience that you may think is the work of an algorithm. They're working from home doing tiny tasks computers can't quite do.
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Poor Residents Benefit From Oklahoma County's Medicine Recycling

Tulsa County began recycling prescription drugs 10 years ago. More than $16 million worth of medicines have been given to the poor. Steve Inskeep talks to Linda Johnston, director of Social Services.
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#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?

Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask: What's driving Detroit's future now?
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One Family Revitalizes A Small Town With, Yes, Quilts

After launching a quilt company as a desperation move, Jenny Doan and her two savvy kids have shaken up an ancient industry in downtown Hamilton, Mo., thanks in part to popular folksy video tutorials.
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New York City Launches 'Day Of Action' To Educate Nail Salon Workers

New York City authorities Thursday launched a single "day of action" to educate nail salon operators, workers and customers about labor and immigration standards following a recent New York Times report on the widespread exploitation of undocumented immigrant workers in city salons.
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Boy Scouts' President Says Ban On Gay Leaders Not Sustainable

Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said on Thursday the group's ban on openly gay adult leaders cannot be sustained — a move that could open the door to ending the policy.
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'Fast-Track' Trade Authority Wins Key Test Vote In Senate

Lawmakers voted 62-38 to limit debate on a bill that would grant the authority to President Obama, marking a big step toward a new trade pact with 11 Asia-Pacific nations.
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#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?

Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask what's driving Detroit's future now?

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